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How British festivals are becoming a hot bed of eco-activism

(Illustration by Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Festivals, when they’re in full flow, are paragons of hedonism and fun. You drink more beer and cider than you ever thought possible. You do more balloons than you ever thought your throat could handle. You spend three days in a constant cycle of dancing, singing, drinking, smoking, glitter-throwing in the middle of the glorious British countryside, before shuffling back home. And after the party’s finished, all that’s left behind is a post-apocalyptic scene of environmental destruction. At least, that’s what used to happen. It seems like more and more festivals are making themselves into hotbeds of eco-activism these days, taking responsibility for things like plastic pollution right from the start. It’s not before time; festivals are thought to produce around 23,000 tonnes of waste every year. And with that in mind, 61 independent music gatherings have signed a three-year pledge to get ‘Drastic on Plastic’. When it comes to trash, ..

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